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Record 5-Year Prison Term Handed to Convicted File Sharer

Record 5-Year Prison Term Handed to Convicted File SharerThe leader of the in-theater camcording gang known as the IMAGiNE Group was handed a 60-month prison term Thursday in what is the nation's longest sentence in a file-sharing case.
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Bush-Era Wiretapping Case Killed Before Reaching Supreme Court

Bush-Era Wiretapping Case Killed Before Reaching Supreme CourtA federal appeals court’s August ruling in which it said the federal government may spy on Americans’ communications without warrants and without fear of being sued won’t be appealed to the Supreme Court, attorneys in the case said Thursday.
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Google Discovers Fraudulent Digital Certificate Issued for Its Domain

Google Discovers Fraudulent Digital Certificate Issued for Its DomainSanta wasn't the only one sneaking around on Christmas Eve this year, Google says that someone was caught trying to use an unauthorized digital certificate issued in its name in an attempt to impersonate Google.com for a man-in-the-middle attack.
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FTC Slaps Google’s Wrist in Search, Patent Probe

FTC Slaps Google’s Wrist in Search, Patent ProbeFederal regulators concluded Thursday a 19-month probe into Google's search and patent-licensing practices, and in the end took no action against Google's search rankings that favor its own products over competitors.
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Write Gambling Software, Go to Prison

Write Gambling Software, Go to PrisonIn a criminal case sure to make programmers nervous, a software maker who licenses a program used by online casinos and bookmakers overseas is being charged with promoting gambling in New York because authorities say his software was used by ...
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‘Alice in Wonderland’ Ruling Lets Feds Keep Mum on Targeted-Killing Legal Rationale

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Ruling Lets Feds Keep Mum on Targeted-Killing Legal RationaleThe President Barack Obama administration does not have to disclose the legal basis for its drone targeted killing program of Americans, according to a Wednesday decision the judge likened to "Alice in Wonderland."
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6 States Bar Employers From Demanding Facebook Passwords

6 States Bar Employers From Demanding Facebook PasswordsCalifornia and Illinois on Tuesday joined four others in becoming the union's only states barring employers from demanding that employees fork over their social-media passwords.
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Senate Approves Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers

Senate Approves Warrantless Electronic Spy PowersThe Senate on Friday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that legalized and expanded the President George W.  read more »

From Internet Uprisings to John McAfee: The Year in Privacy and Security

 The Year in Privacy and SecurityFrom gun-toting, on-the-lam tech giants to flying drones and internet uprisings, these are the privacy and security stories that dominated Threat Level in 2012.
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Feds Requiring ‘Black Boxes’ in All Motor Vehicles

Feds Requiring ‘Black Boxes’ in All Motor VehiclesFederal regulators are proposing that new automobiles sold in the United States after September 2014 come equipped with black boxes, so-called “event data recorders” that chronicle everything from how fast a vehicle was traveling, the number of passengers and even ...
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